Camphor Basil

(Ocimum kilmandscharicum)


Camphor basil has a strong camphor aroma overlaying the characteristic basil scent; excelent in herb mixtures (usually very hard to find). If hard to find, add star anise to sweet basil.

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Did You Know?
Camphor Basil is an annual shrub reaching about five feet tall in a season which becomes woody with camphor-scented leaves that can be used in sachets to protect woolens and as a tea for stomach aches.

All basil va­rieties have in common that their dried leaves are much less aromatic than fresh ones; deep-freezing the herb is the best method of pre­servation.

Sweet basil is the most common and popular basil, used for all Western cooking. More...